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Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Summer Internships 2019

If you are looking for an internship, you have a chance to join the 2019 LAWG Summer Internship at Latin America Working Group (LAWG) as an Advocacy Intern. You will assist with their efforts to promote a human rights-based approach to U.S. policy towards Latin America.

Interns work closely with staff on all four campaigns, doing what is necessary as it arises. Interns are encouraged to work a minimum of three days or 20 hours per week.



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As an intern, you will gain experience working in a professional environment through the lens of a D.C.-based nonprofit; and skills in online grassroots political organizing.

Field of Internship: Internship is available for politics, economics, social issues, and human rights
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
An internship can be taken in 
the U.S.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Classification: Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or recent graduate/other
  • Candidate must be enrolled in any major at the university and have qualified GPA
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in the understanding of politics, economics, social issues, and human rights in Latin America

Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? Internships are unpaid but are eligible for a $10/day travel stipend and academic credit.

Internship Description:

The internship includes some administrative tasks but leans more heavily to programmatic ones. The office is fast-paced, but the staff are friendly and approachable.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting in research and writing of blog posts and other literature, attending meetings and congressional hearings, posting to social media, and assisting staff with daily and long-term projects.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration: A minimum of three days or 20 hours per week.

Notification: Not given

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form.

The applicants must submit all the following documents in a single pdf with the title, “Last Name, First Name: Position Title Semester Year”.

  • Resume
  • Cover-letter that states: Why you are specifically interested in LAWG’s work? Why you are qualified for the position, including relevant coursework, experience, or study abroad
  • Writing sample: 2-3 pages maximum (can be an excerpt) in English that focuses on a relevant topic (Latin America, U.S. policy towards Latin America, human rights issues, advocacy). It can be an academic paper, blog post, or news article. Optional: writing sample in Spanish with the same qualifications as above.
  • Two references with: Capacity in which you worked with them, and Email and phone number

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is July 14, 2019.

  • March 14: Summer Internship (late May/early June to mid-August)
  • July 14: Fall Internship (late August/early September to mid-December)
  • November 14: Spring Internship (mid-January to mid-May)

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